February 25, 2016 at 3:34PM
Do you think sites like Zooppa/Poptent etc are worth the time?
I just entered my first contest and put a whole lot of time and effort into my entry. I want to be making work for bigger brands, but have not had the opportunity (I've been more focused on narrative & music video work instead of commercials). So it seemed like a good way to practice and connect with big brands. On the flip side, without any budget my project came out decent but not amazing..cause I did it all myself in a quick turnaround. There seems to be a lot of people who are making top notch work out of pocket, and it looks like they sweep the awards. I can't tell if this is worth my time and something I should keep doing or not.
Mainly- I am wondering what other people think about these platforms? What has your experience been? Has it lead to more paid work? Have you won award money? Is it worth the time and resources it takes to make a winning entry?
Any advice would be much appreciated.